Quick and Easy Fudge Brownies

This is one of our long-time favorite fudge brownie recipes. It's an easy one-bowl recipe; no melting chocolate, no combining wet and dry ingredients separately, simply stir everything together. And it makes a reliably delicious, moist, fudgy pan of brownies, perfect for that potluck you forgot about until the last minute.

Prep
7 mins
Bake
25 to 30 mins
Total
32 mins
Yield
about 2 dozen 2" brownies
Quick and Easy Fudge Brownies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan (for thin brownies); or an 8" square or 9" square pan (for thicker brownies).

  2. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl in the order in which they're written. Stir, then beat the mixture until it's smooth.

  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes (for the 9" x 13" pan); 26 minutes (for the 9" pan), or 31 minutes (for the 8" pan), or until they're just barely beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. A toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it; you shouldn't see any wet batter.

  5. Remove the brownies from the oven; let them cool completely before cutting. Store any leftovers, well-wrapped, at room temperature for 5 to 6 days. Freeze for longer storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Want to make this gluten-free? For great results, substitute King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour for the all-purpose flour in this recipe, no further ingredient changes necessary. Be sure to bake thoroughly; gluten-free baked goods often need a bit more time in the oven.